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January 2019 New Director at Parkhill Vets Ltd
We are pleased to announce that Grahame Tasker became a Veterinary Director at Parkhill Vets on the 15th January this year. Grahame is a small animal veterinary surgeon with 26 years of experience and has particular interests in small animal surgery. Grahame studied under the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies and holds their postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery. Since joining the practice some three years ago Grahame has expanded the surgical procedures we offer at Parkhill to include laparoscopic ( keyhole ) bitch spays, organ biopsies and gastropexies as well as surgical stablisation of cruciate ruptures using TTA ( Tibial Tuberosity Advancement). For brachycephalic (flat faced) dogs such as Pugs and French Bulldogs we now offer soft palpate shortening using surgical electrocautery as well as correction of stenotic nares (small nostrils) . Grahame is dedicated to continuing to provide independant veterinary care to all our clients and pets alongside existing directors Gordon Dunlop & John Baird.
Pet Blood Bank Donor Session February 2019
The next Pet Blood bank visit will be on the 19th February 2019. We would like to thank all of those dog owners who currently bring thier pets to donate this vital and often life saving blood. The Pet Blood Bank welcome new donors so if you think you might be interested please contact the practice for further details. Dogs are welcome from any practice and do not need to be registered at Parkhill Vets. Wishing all our donor dogs and their owners a very happy New Year.
November 2018. PETS Passport changes in event of a NO DEAL BREXIT
We would like to make all our clients aware that should Britain leave the EU in March without a Brexit deal it is possible that significant changes will take place regarding the issuing of PETs Passports following rabies vaccination. The current time frame for vaccinating a pets for rabies, issuing the passport and the pet being able to travel abroad is approximately 3 weeks. This will change to 4 Months should we leave without a Brexit deal. Anyone who is intending to obtain a passport for their pet with a view to travelling abroad from March 2019, please contact the practice to make the necessary arrangements.
Pet Blood Bank Donor Session October 2018
Our next Pet Blood Bank session is on the 30th October 2018. Please contact the practice if you would like to register your dog or have any questions about this session
Pet Blood Bank Donor Session July 2018
Our next visit from the Pet Blood Bank will be the 10th July 2018. Donor dogs do not need to be registered with our practice and the more donors we can get for these sessions the better. If you would like to nominate your dog please contact the practice to make sure your dog meets the criteria for being a donor. We also look forward to welcoming back our regular donors.
Laparoscopic " Keyhole" Surgery Update May 2018
Since bringing Laparoscopy to the practice earlier this year we are continuing to see its popularity grow as an alternative to routine surgical bitch spaying. In addiiton we have also started using it as our preferred option for obtaining organ biopsies, in particular, liver, and the enhanced information we can obtain using this technique has allowed us to more specifically and safely manage our liver cases. For more information please look under the "Our Services" page of our website.
Canine Vaccine Amnesty ( March/April ) 2018 Success
The Canine Vaccine Amnesty 2018 has now finished. We are pleased to annoounce that the amnesty was very successful this year and we managed to re-start 54 dogs on their vaccinations. In addition to protecting them against Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Distemper and Leptospirosis we also picked up other disease conditions requiring attention during the pre vaccination health checks. Thanks to all owners who brought their dogs in this year.
Ultrasound Machine Upgraded (January 2018)
We were sad to see the departure of our old ( 4 years ! ) Logic e Ultrasound Machine. This despair however was only short lived when we got our hands on the new "R7" version. We thought our original model was good but the images we are getting from the new machine are fantastic. This versatile imaging modality allows us to rapidly assess organs within the chest and abdomen of our patients without subjecting them to more invasive procedures.
Laparoscopic "Keyhole" Surgery (February 2018)
We are very excited to announce the arrival of our new state of the art Laparoscopy unit at Wetherby. This equipment will allow us to perform "keyhole" bitch spays along with other minimally invasive procedures such as exploratory intra abdominal imaging and organ biopsy. Please contact the practice for further information or alternatively click on Laparoscopy in the "Our Services" section of our website.
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We are very excited to be able to offer this additional therapy for chronic pain and many other conditions. Andy Lightbody has completed his acupuncture training and is already receiving great feedback from his patients. If you would like to know more about this service please call us on 01937 582025
We now offer an inhouse Titre Test to assess the immunity status of dogs to Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus and Canine Distemper Virus.
Cat Specific Room
Here at Parkhill we know that cats do not like leaving their own territory, but also know how important it is to have regular health checks. To help make the visit less stressful we have a cat specific room where no dogs are ever allowed. We also have a Feliway diffuser permanently plugged in to help the kittys chill.
Pet Blood Bank Donor Session
Just like humans, dogs can be blood donors too and help save many lives! We are teaming up with Pet Blood Bank UK to host Donor Sessions throughout the year. There is a criteria for all potential doggy donors. Please contact the surgery for more information or if you are interested in your pet being a doggy donor. Our next session will be on Tuesday 10th July 2018.
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